A Free Educational Resource Created by Carnegie Mellon University to Empower You to Secure Your Part of Cyberspace

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You do many things at home to protect your family, but when it comes to children and computers, it can be difficult to know what to do. The articles, tools and recommended websites on this page help families use safe computer practices at home.

Announcing BeSeen

BeSeen  is a free mobile application created by Carnegie Mellon University and Web Wise Kids.  The app is an educational game designed to teach youth how to be responsible in social networks by securing their private and personal information, protecting their online reputation and defending their peers. Download the app for free from the App Store  and Google Play. 


Carnegie Cadets: The MySecureCyberspace Game

Games are a great way for families to come together to learn Internet safety and computer security. A free game, available for download and designed for upper elementary school children, is The MySecureCyberspace Game. To access it, parents just need to register and follow instructions to download the game at the Carnegie Cyber Academy Web site . Browse the Carnegie Cyber Academy Web site to learn more about the characters and the content of the game. The Fun Stuff  page offers some fun extras with special mini-games for holidays and special events.

Recommended videos for families

The MySecureCyberspace Channel  on YouTube provides some quick videos on trending topics.

Video Library:  Microsoft provides a collection of brief videos on a variety of cybersecurity topics.

Recommended sites for families

More online safety links

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